70 year-old Montpellier Chairman Louis Nicollin has had an interview in France with Le10sport tonight, and he again has maintained his previous position that Newcastle is not the right club for Remy Cabella to join this summer.
Louis Nicollin – – Montpellier’s top man
This is what Lois’ latest outburst is all about:
“I saw that Thauvin was bought for €16M, and I think that Cabella is a little bit better than him. So I will say €16M. And if nobody gives that to us then he will stay.¨
¨He has another two years on his contract and we are not under pressure. The players should not always win. When a player decides he wants to leave he becomes a nuisance trying to make it happen. I hope he leaves but if it is not on our terms, he will not be leaving. That is a guarantee.”
“The ‘big’ English club Newcastle made an €8M offer three weeks ago and I refused it. I do not think that Newcastle is the place for him. and I also think that they take us for idiots these guys. They sold Cabaye to PSG for however many millions, they do not have to take us for morons.”
“Vincent Labrune (President of Marseilles) called my son to tell me he was interested . I like Labrune a lot, he is my mate, but if he wants Cabella, he will give me €16M. That is clear even though I am friends with him.”
“PSG? No. They contacted us about Stambouli but not Cabella at all. He wasn’t very good when we played our last game against them.”
We are not sure why the Montpelier Chairman dislikes Newcastle United so much – maybe black and white are not his favorite colors?
But Louis is also close to being accurate that Newcastle are miserly, and the way we have gone about our transfer business over the last several years takes the definition of thrift to a whole new level.
One definition of thrift (noun):
¨The quality of using money and other resources carefully and not wastefully.¨